US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

By MATTHEW DALY, ZEKE MILLER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is...

Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

By DAVID CRARY and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine...

CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

By MIKE STOBBE and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency...

Texas inmates work in morgue as COVID-19 overwhelms El Paso

By Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune The morgue in El Paso is so overwhelmed by the number of people dying from COVID-19 that inmates from the...

Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 20,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday, as COVID-19 continues to surge in...

Texas becomes 1st state to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has become the first U.S. state with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as the nation continues to...

Supreme Court justices appear ready to uphold Obamacare

By David G. Savage and Noam N. Levey Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sounded ready to uphold the Affordable Care...

Alex Trebek, ‘Jeopardy’ host and trivia master, has died at 80

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. He...

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the...

Democrats’ hopes of flipping Texas again fall short

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Some thought it might happen as early as 2014 — and then 2016, and, of course, in 2018. When all those...